We stayed at the Hotel Cosmopolita last month for a week during our vacation to Italy. Check in is not until 2:00 PM local time, so those arriving at the Rome aiport at 7:30 am or so on early overseas flights will easily have their bags and in Rome's city center or the hotel by 9:30 am. Problem is, check in is not until 2:00 pm, so after a long flight you'll have to find something to do until check in time! We passed the time by walking down to the Colosseum, strolling around and seeing the sights there, eating lunch, and doing some minor shopping. The check in was quite easy and we were on our way to our room on the 3rd floor relatively easy. Then came the problem: our room's air conditioner did not work. We worked and worked to try to get it running, and the porter even came up to try his hand at it. Nothing worked, and he said it may be the next morning (Monday) before they could get a maintenance techinician to look at it. I told them that we would need to be moved to another room asap, and the front desk manager accommodated us easily without any hassle. The room was nice, though the shower is a bit small/cramped. The room was quiet and we could not hear any outside noise, but when you're in the hallways you can easily hear people talking in their rooms. Despite putting the "do not disturb" hang tag on the door knob outside (we prefer not to have the housekeeping make up our bed and clean up each day), they came in anyway every single day we were there and did their thing. Not a real big deal, so we didn't mention it to the front desk. Whenever we needed them to call a taxi for us, there was one waiting outside at the door liteally within 1-3 minutes. The hotel has a restaurant located on premises, and while the breakfast is quite a spread, it's nothing super special. I preferred the restaurant's other meals at lunch. They had an awesome grilled chicken salad with oil and vinegar dressing! Across the main street there is a market where you can pick up wines, liquors, soft drinks, chips, candy, and some basic toiletries that a traveler may encounter needing. Up the hill and to the left down a small alleyway toward the Trevi Fountain is an excellent restaurant we ate at twice called La Lanterne. Great food and service. There is no Neutrogena soap, shampoo, or conditioner in the hotel rooms as the hotel website's pictures seem to indicate; rather, they only have at the sink and in the shower a hanging squeeze bottle of Dove liquid body wash. The rooftop terrace is probably not well known by most guests, as it is not really advertised by the hotel. Take the lift up to the 5th floor and follow the signs. The views are incredible, and you can see St. Peter's Bascilica in the distance. Lots of lovely plants and flowers up there, as well as chairs and tables, which makes for a perfect spot to dine. Grab your own lunch from the downstairs restaurant for take out, or purchase your own wine and cheeses and make your own picnic lunch or dinner up on the rooftop terrace for an incredile experience.
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- Cosmopolita Hotel Rome